Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Northern Health opens application period for Imagine Community Grants

Northern Health is looking for a few good ideas, and if you or your group have a project that fits into their guidelines from a list of eight areas, you could be one step closer to approval for the 2016 Imagine Community Grant initiative.

The application process opened earlier this week, with residents in the Northern Health service area having until February 29th to submit their proposal for this years funding cycle.

Grants are available for funding of up to 5,000 dollars for projects that improve the well being of residents of Northern British Columbia.

The eight categories where your project or initiative should address include:

Healthy eating and Food Security
Physical Activity/Active Living
Injury Prevention
Tobacco Free Communities
Positive Mental Health
Prevention of Substance Harms
Healthy Early Childhood Development
Healthy Aging

Projects must support one of those themes to be considered for program funding.

Applications are open to: Organizations, Service Agencies, Regional Districts, First Nations Bands or Community Organizations, Schools or PAC's, Municipalities, Not for Profit Groups, First Nations Health Centres.

Those applying for the Imagine Grants must keep in mind that there are funding limitations and conditions in place as part of the process, the funding is not designed to cover such things as Wages or salaries, Prize money, projects that are outside of the Northern Health region, Food for Food banks, Individuals or Projects that do not have a lasting impact.

Successful applicants will be notified in the week of March 7th, with funding released by March 31st, the programs that are funded must end prior to October 31st, 2016.

You can learn more about the Imagine Community Grant program from the Northern health website, where the full review of the application details can be found as well as the required forms to start the process of putting your ideas into motion.

More background on some of the Northern Health programs can be found from their Facebook page.

Further information on items related to Northern Health can be found on our archive page.

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